Karina Klimaszewski

I work at Aon in our Retirement Practice, advising clients on their pension strategy.

In addition to building strong relationships with my clients and helping them meet their objectives I am involved in Aon’s DC thought leadership, in particular on DC member engagement and financial wellbeing. For example, I co-wrote this year’s 2020 Aon DC Survey and regularly present at external events including Aon’s 2019 Pension Conferences -which I love.

I also spend a lot of time getting to know and developing others.

Within Aon, I spend time implementing change to improve the working experience of colleagues. For example, organising speed mentoring, presenting at meetings to help others understand their strengths and weaknesses and mentoring colleagues. I also oversee apprenticeships for Aon’s Retirement and Investment department in the UK (three school leaver and two graduate programmes), considering overall strategy and on-programme experience.

Externally, I helped to launch NextGen, a cross-industry committee aimed at encouraging the next generation of pensions professionals. We have over 300 members and as part of this I have chaired events and launched a cross-industry mentoring initiative. I also present at events encouraging diversity in STEM careers and in the actuarial profession.

I studied Maths, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics at Warwick University. I joined Aon as a graduate in 2010 and qualified as an actuary in 2013.